Tuesday, September 27, 2005

1996 (or, music-related procrastination)

every now and then, i check in with this blog, as she seems to be every bit as fond of 80's music as i am. during a recent visit, i found this:

(i'm leaving the capital letters- just this once- since i'm cutting and pasting out of sheer laziness)

Go here, type in the year you graduated high school in the search box near the top left, and you have the Top 100 songs from that year. Its pretty simple. You bold the ones you like, underline your favorites, strike through the ones you loathe, and italicize the ones you can't remember. No opinion? Just leave it alone.

top 100 songs of 1996

1. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio
2. One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
3. Because You Loved Me, Celine Dion
4. Nobody Knows, Tony Rich Project
5. Always Be My Baby, Mariah Carey
6. Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman
7. Tha Crossroads, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
8. I Love You Always Forever, Donna Lewis
9. You're Makin' Me High / Let It Flow, Toni Braxton
10. Twisted, Keith Sweat
11. C'mon N' Ride It (The Train), Quad City Dj's
12. Missing, Everything But The Girl
13. Ironic, Alanis Morissette
14. Exhale (Shoop Shoop), Whitney Houston
15. Follow You Down / Til I Hear It From You, Gin Blossoms
16. Sittin' Up In My Room, Brandy
17. How Do U Want It / California Love, 2Pac
18. It's All Coming Back To Me Now, Celine Dion
19. Change The World, Eric Clapton
20. Hey Lover, LL Cool J
21. Loungin, LL Cool J
22. Insensitive, Jann Arden
23. Be My Lover, La Bouche
24. Name, Goo Goo Dolls
25. Who Will Save Your Soul, Jewel
26. Where Do You Go, No Mercy
27. I Can't Sleep Baby (If I), R. Kelly
28. Counting Blue Cars, Dishwalla
29. You Learn / You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette
30. One Of Us, Joan Osborne
31. Wonder, Natalie Merchant
32. Not Gon' Cry, Mary J. Blige
33. Gangsta's Paradise, Coolio
34. Only You, 112 Featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
35. Down Low (Nobody Has To Know), R. Kelly
36. You're The One, SWV
37. Sweet Dreams, La Bouche
38. Before You Walk Out Of My Life / Like This And Like That, Monica
39. Breakfast At Tiffany's, Deep Blue Something
40. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New), Coolio
41. The World I Know, Collective Soul
42. No Diggity, BLACKstreet (Featuring Dr. Dre)
43. Anything, 3t
44. 1979, The Smashing Pumpkins
45. Diggin' On You, TLC
46. Why I Love You So Much / Ain't Nobody, Monica
47. Kissin' You, Total
48. Count On Me, Whitney Houston and Cece Winans
49. Fantasy, Mariah Carey
50. Time, Hootie and The Blowfish
51. You'll See, Madonna
52. Last Night, Az Yet
53. Mouth, Merril Bainbridge
54. The Earth, The Sun, The Rain, Color Me Badd
55. All The Things (Your Man Won't Do), Joe
56. Wonderwall, Oasis
57. Woo-hah!! Got You All In Check / Everything Remains Raw, Busta Rhymes
58. Tell Me, Groove Theory
59. Elevators (Me and You), Outkast
60. Hook, Blues Traveler
61. Doin It, LL Cool J
62. Fastlove, George Michael
63. Touch Me Tease Me, Case Featuring Foxxy Brown
64. Tonite's Tha Night, Kris Kross
65. Children, Robert Miles
66. Theme From Mission: Impossible, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
67. Closer To Free, Bodeans
68. Just A Girl, No Doubt
69. If Your Girl Only Knew, Aaliyah
70. Lady, D'angelo
71. Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First), John Mellencamp
72. Pony, Ginuwine
73. Nobody, Keith Sweat
74. Old Man and Me (When I Get To Heaven), Hootie and The Blowfish
75. If It Makes You Happy, Sheryl Crow
76. As I Lay Me Down, Sophie B. Hawkins
77. Keep On, Keepin' On, Mc Lyte
78. Jealousy, Natalie Merchant
79. I Want To Come Over, Melissa Etheridge
80. Who Do U Love, Deborah Cox
81. Un-Break My Heart, Toni Braxton
82. This Is Your Night, Amber
83. You Remind Me Of Something, R. Kelly
84. Runaway, Janet Jackson
85. Set U Free, Planet Soul
86. Hit Me Off, New Edition
87. No One Else, Total
88. My Boo, Ghost Town Dj's
89. Get Money, Junior M.A.F.I.A.
90. That Girl, Maxi Priest Featuring Shaggy
91. Po Pimp, Do Or Die
92. Until It Sleeps, Metallica
93. Hay, Crucial Conflict
94. Beautiful Life, Ace Of Base
95. Back For Good, Take That
96. I Got Id / Long Road, Pearl Jam
97. Soon As I Get Home, Faith Evans
98. Macarena, Los Del Rio
99. Only Wanna Be With You, Hootie and The Blowfish
100. Don't Cry, Seal

as you can see, 1996 was a crummy year for music.

(has anyone else noticed this list seems a little fishy? i mean, "the macarena" twice?)

note: i went over to billboard's official website to try and get their list for 1996 (which i'm sure is a little more credible), but apparently you have to register to access that part of the site.


Dirk the Feeble said...

Well I did this whole thing to put in your comments section . . . and then blogger wouldn't allow the strikethrough tag in the comments. Oh well, you're not missing much, 1999 was a bad year for music, too.

duff said...

you know, i had no idea how to do strikethroughs until i read the comments that went along with this post on new wave gurly's blog.

i'm guessing that if blogger won't allow strikethroughs in comments, underlining is probably out as well.

i'm sure i liked far more of the 1999 songs that i did in my selection. hadn't celine and alanis shut up by then?

actually, i seriously contemplated doing the year i graduated from elementary school- i probably would have had more songs to underline and put into boldface type.

Trudie said...

Hi, I came by way of Daniel. I am a total 80's music fan, and so is my 24 year old son LOL. I graduated high school in '69 - need I say more? lol

bricotrout said...

celine dion being crossed out *takes out little book and puts two tally marks next to duffs name*
oasis wonderwall being crossed out *takes back out little book and removes two tally marks next to duffs name*

duff said...

trudie: i'm glad you found your way here- i love seeing new faces.

bricotrout: sorry- i have no love for oasis. i can't remember which brother did it, but one of them called the lead singer of my favorite band a "has-been". besides, their eyebrows give me nightmares.

also, you forgot to add my kayaking tallymarks...not that i've been keeping track, of course.

ltlme said...

dude, you've been tagged for a couple days now.....i want to hear about your closet.

Stef said...

some of the songs from 1982, when I graduated from high school, i'd like to forget. Some I don't even remember, and others I didn't realize were popular that year (some before and some after, but not '82 specifically). That was a good year for music...

bricotrout said...

the fact that you kayak was what gave you your very first tally. however, seeing how you look when you wash a car in sundevil apparell *open little book and puts 2 tally marks next to duffs name* ;)
wfohjifu: thats an acronym for a long curse phrase if ive seen one!

Mossy Stone said...

Most of my favourite songs from that era don't make the list. My joy for liking prog rock, I guess.